Liverpool players partied upon their Premier League title win as Reds fans got together in the streets outside Anfield to finally celebrate after 30 years of hurt.
Although it was only a matter of time, with one more win needed from their last seven games, the players watched on nervously as Chelsea hosted City.
Kevin De Bruyne threatened to delay the inevitable with a stunning free-kick to cancel out Christian Pulisic’s opener.
But when Fernandinho was sent off for handball on the line, Willian stepped up to win it for Chelsea – and hand the title to Liverpool.
Reds stars congregated at a hotel to watch all the action and counted down the final seconds before celebrating wildly on the final whistle.
Videos emerged on social media showing them chanting: “Campiones! Campiones! Ole, Ole Ole!”
Ironically, the 2015/16 title was also won at Stamford Bridge when Chelsea grabbed a 2-2 draw with Tottenham to send the title to Leicester – and the hotel scenes mirrored those at Jamie Vardy’s house that night.
Of course, the players were required for various media duties, but that wasn’t going to stop the celebrations.
Virgil van Dijk saw his interview hijacked by his teammates as he spoke to BT Sport, with chants of ‘Champeones’ ringing around the room.
Meanwhile, Andrew Robertson revealed that the players were hoping boss Jurgen Klopp would give them time off to celebrate their success.
He said: “We’re still trying to convince the boss downstairs to give us a few days off!
“Give him a couple more beers and I think we’ll get two days off.”
Yes. It feels THAT good. I want to thank all our supporters watching us from all corners of the world. You made this possible for us and I hope we can keep bringing you the joy you deserve. 🎶 now they’re gonna believe us 🎶 😀 pic.twitter.com/bqkXM1Fjpj
— Mohamed Salah (@MoSalah) June 26, 2020
Divock Origi was among players to share images of the celebrations on social media, suggesting there could be a few headaches among the squad on Friday morning.
And videos emerged on social media showing how the celebrations went down, with one brilliant clip of Klopp showing off his dancing skills.
Liverpool players party after winning Premier League title
But nobody partied harder than Jamie Carragher, who popped open a bottle of champagne during his interview with Reds skipper Jordan Henderson on Sky Sports.
Carragher asked Henderson: “Jordan, you’re a great professional – but tell me you’re going to get absolutely rotten tonight like me!”